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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in...
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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Visitor rating
  • 244
    Excellent
  • 210
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet dinner in Williamsburg

Eating in a quiet back room with other happy diners was a treat after an active day in Colonial Williamsburg. Service was brisk and server knowledgable. Mussels were tender, flavorful, and not overly salty. Parchment wrapped seafood was cooked perfectly, not overdone. Crab cakes held together... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Thomas S
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Davis, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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618 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Though we have been to Williamsburg several times, this was the first time we stopped in at this restaurant. It was very good. I had the one of the lunch specials which was a salmon quesadilla with Gouda cheese. It was delicious partly I suspect because the chef did not use canned salmon, it was cooked salmon. My husband had... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited the restaurant on the recommendation from our hotel and was not disappointed. We chose to dine outside under the terrace and the service was fast and friendly, the food good and plentiful and the drinks cold. Couldn't ask for a more pleasurable experience.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I visited this establishment this past week on our vacation. Oh my word, it was so many wonderful aromas to choose from, but me being the seafood lover as I am, we decided on Berret's. While entering I had a nicely groomed White haired gentleman that I perceived to be the owner or manager on duty. It... More 

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Columbus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stopped for lunch on a lovely afternoon and got to sit on the patio. That is a wonderful experience. The patio is shady, under the shade of a couple lovey mature trees and right across from William & Mary. The setting was really pleasant. The food was great! We had 2 meals -- crab quesadillas and fish BLT. Both... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Crab cake sandwich topped with crab salad, a cup of she crab soup and French fries cooked to perfection. Great beer selection and unique mixed drinks. It doesn't get much better.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stopped by for a bite at the bar. The crab cake and Edwards ham are an extraordinary combination. The Caesar salad with the cheese cracker is always delightful. Always consistently good dining experience at Berretts. One of my top 3 spots in Merchants Square. If you like seafood don't pass this one without visiting.

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Glenville, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the second time my wife and I have eaten here, and we were very disappointed. The food was not at all what we expected. We were looking for a higher end restaurant with a good seafood menu. The things that I did like about the place was it does offer a decent wine list, the atmosphere was relaxing... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellentlty prepared food. Served quickly without any fast food aurora. Portions sufficient to fill the hungriest appetite. Ate at the Taphouse Grill and let me say that our server Kimmy was a delight. Very engaging, new her menu and was very helpful in proving suggestions and other requested information. Will return and certainly will ask for her.

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Davis, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Eating in a quiet back room with other happy diners was a treat after an active day in Colonial Williamsburg. Service was brisk and server knowledgable. Mussels were tender, flavorful, and not overly salty. Parchment wrapped seafood was cooked perfectly, not overdone. Crab cakes held together nicely without much breading, hot and buttery.

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

dined outside, with family, place was busy and crowded. Drank a local ale, dined on cod, not too pricey, all in all a very good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?